Lowe's Halts Sales of Laminate Under Allegations of Toxic Formaldehyde Levels

Mooresville, NC, May 4, 2015—Lowe’s halted sales of its Chinese-made Tescun laminate flooring over the weekend after Xuhua Zhou, short seller and the man who sparked the formaldehyde allegations against Lumber Liquidators, said that tests of the product revealed toxic levels of formaldehyde.

Tecsun Building Products, based in City of Industry, California, confirmed that sales of the flooring have been stopped and that it will be doing its own probe. The company contracts with factories in China and said its products are compliant with U.S. regulations. Lowe’s is its largest customer, according to Bloomberg Business.